Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Naya Rivera Had History of Vertigo, Yelled ‘Help’ Before She Drowned

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*New details surrounding the death of Naya Rivera have been revealed after the Ventura County Medical Examiner released her full autopsy and investigative reports.

Rivera was found dead in July, nearly a week after she disappeared during a boating outing in Ventura County, California, with her 4-year-old son Josey. She was 33. 

According to the investigative report, Josey said they counted “1, 2, 3” and jumped off the pontoon boat together at Lake Piru. Once in the water, the child said his mother told him to get back on the boat.

“She helped him onto the boat and then he then heard [Naya] yell ‘help’ and she put her arm in the air. She then disappeared into the water,” the investigative report states, per PEOPLE

READ MORE: Amber Riley: Actress Sings Emotional Tribute to ‘Glee’ Co-Star Naya Rivera [WATCH]

 

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Rivera was reportedly in good health at the time of her death, but she had a history of vertigo “that would get worse when she was in the water.”

“The decedent would have vertigo to the point of vomiting, but she learned to control the symptoms with antihistamines,” the report states.

Do you find it strange that someone with a condition that is triggered by water would jump into a lake?

According to the report, the “Glee” star had been treated at Cedars Sinai hospital for vertigo prior to her death.

She also had “no known history of suicidal ideation or attempt,” according to the report. 

Riveria’s cause of death remains an accidental drowning. 

“[Naya’s] cell phone, syringes with a pink fluid substance, identification, and a filled prescription slip for amphetamine was found in [her] purse. Three 12 ounce White Claw alcohol cans were located near [her] purse. One of the cans was empty, one was open and was about 3⁄4 full, and one was unopened. There was a bag with food items on a bench seat near the front of the boat,” the investigative report states.

Rumor has it that her famil hired a private investigator to get to the bottom of what really happened to Naya.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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